August 2006

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The Ex Files

Well done Accrington Stanley, for dumping Nottingham Forest out of the League Cup last night. A little bit of digging and delving has established that the first round of this year’s competition is one-legged, so a place in the second round and a possible tie against Tottenham’s reserves (an eminently winnable tie, given Spurs’ recent…

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August 22, 2006
Ian

Midweek Sports Special

You’ll excuse me if I don’t get over-excited, but the Football League Cup (aka the Carling Cup, the Worthington Cup, the Coca-Cola Cup, and so on and so on) gets under way tonight, with Coventry City taking on Peterborough United at the Ricoh Arena. It’s live on Sky Sports! It must be a big match!…

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August 21, 2006
Ian

The Revolution Will Be Televised

Well, that was about as predictable as could have been expected, wasn’t it? Chelsea, the pan-European footballer hoovers, brushed Manchester City aside with the sort of consideration that most people would give to an irritating insect, whilst Manchester United did a similar job against Fulham, although Fulham had a certain degree of culpability here, through…

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August 20, 2006
Ian

The "Real" Season?

I’ve spoken to numerous people over the last few days that have made comments to the effect that “the football season starts today”. So, what have I been yabbering on about on here for the last two or three weeks, eh? Of course, such is the all-pervasive influence of the Premiership that one could be…

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August 19, 2006
Ian

Music To Watch Goals By

Right, well, you asked for it. When I say that, of course, I mean one of you asked for it. This was going to be about Cup Final songs but, to be completely frank, they’re exceptionally difficult to find, without shelling out hard-earned money. When I have more time, I will locate “Diamond Lights”, “Head…

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August 18, 2006
Ian

An Anaemic Reaction

So, we had our first glimpse of the future of the England football team, and it’s… not much different to before, to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, a 4-0 in an international match against anybody is a great result, but Greece were terrible. Really, really bad. To be absolutely honest, I was only half-watching…

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August 17, 2006
Ian

Beware Greeks Bearing Gifts

Last night, I made some rather uncharitable comments about tonight’s international friendly between England and Greece. I have been considering what I said this afternoon, especially after a couple of my co-workers admitted to being almost excited about the prospect of seeing the first match of the Steve McClaren era this afternoon. It will, to…

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August 16, 2006
Ian
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